Sarah Goodrum is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Northern Colorado and a Research Associate with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado. Professor Goodrum’s research focuses on school violence prevention, homicide victimization, and the criminal justice system. Her co-authored Report on the Arapahoe High School Shooting, funded by The Denver Foundation, examines the lessons learned on violence prevention in schools. These lessons are being used to improve the violence prevention strategies for threat assessment, information sharing, and leadership in school settings in Colorado. Recently, Goodrum extended this work on violence prevention to co-author the Colorado School Safety Guide for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.
Goodrum’s publications have appeared in Law and Social Inquiry, Symbolic Interaction, Sociological Spectrum, Sociological Focus, Criminal Justice Review, and International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory & Practice. Her book After Homicide: Victims’ Families in the Criminal Justice System, which chronicles the experiences of families of murder victims from death notification to the trial, is available through Lynne Rienner Publishers.